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M. Isabel Medina presented a paper on Silencing Race:  State Restrictions on Ethnic Studies in Primary and Secondary Education at the Fourth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on November 2, 2013.

Women of the Year recognizes individuals whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. Nominations were accepted throughout the year and a selection committee reviewed and chose the top candidates.  Honorees were selected based on industry and community involvement, as well as their career achievements.

The full list of honorees is here.

M. Isabel Medina presented “Citizenship by Descent and the Intersection of State Family Law and Federal Citizenship Law” at the LatCrit 2013 in Chicago on October 4, 2013 in a panel on Taking Courts Seriously: Difference, Domination, and Doctrine.

Ms Medina also presented a talk on citizenship by descent and the interaction between state family law and citizenship determinations in administrative and federal court proceedings to the National Association of Women Judges at their annual conference on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans.

Professor Lecesne has recently been interviewed by several media outlets about the BP oil spill. Links can be found below.

On EBRU TV show "Fresh Outlook" (Live):

On WYES TV show “Louisiana: The State We’re In” (Taped):

 M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, was featured on John Redmann's Power of Attorney on WLAE PBS New Orleans speaking about immigration reform, broadcast on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1 and 9 p.m. (Cox Channel 14).  A Spanish language version of the show will be broadcast next week.  She was also interviewed for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and that interview will air Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9 p.m.


M. Isabel Medina presented her work in progress, Derivative Citizenship - What's marriage, sex, race and class got to do with it?, at the MidAtlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: On the Doubts, Questions, and Problems of Full Citizenship, January 24-26, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania Law School. She discussed a paper by Ezra Rosser on The Elusive Latin American Dream. Professor Rosser is one of our former Westerfield Fellows, now on the faculty at American.

Louisiana Appleseed held its Good Apple Gala at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen on Thursday January 17th. They honored the Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association with a Good Apple. Professor Luz Molina is the co-chair of the Access to Justice Committee. 

Professor M. Isabel Medina was mentioned and quoted in the Friday, January 18, 2013 edition of The Maroon. In the article 'Gun rights change at state level,' Medina was mentioned as having spoken out against Amendment Two before it was upheld last November. She was quoted as saying that it was "not necessary" since the U.S. Constitution already protects a citizen's right to bear arms. She also was quoted as saying that the amendment would prevent reasonable and possibly necessary regulation that could protect a community.

Law Professor Mitch Crusto has published in one of the top fifty law school’s leading law review. The Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law Review has just published Crusto’s “Empathic Dialogue: from Formalism to Value Principles.” In his article, Professor Crusto tackles a major challenge to quality judicial decision-making, the unconscious biases of judges.

CityBusiness has announced its 2013 Leadership in Law class, recognizing 50 area lawyers whose successes in law and contributions to the region have set the pace for the legal community.

Associate Professor Leslie Shoebotham was named in the Educators category.

The entire list can be view on the CityBusiness website.


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